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Brazil police: Businessman ordered killings of men in Amazon

Jan. 23, 2023 18:25 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Monday they planned to indict a Colombian fish trader as the mastermind of last year's slayings of Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips. Ruben Dario da Silva Villar provided the ammunition to kill the pair, made...

Rio Holocaust Memorial remembers Jewish victims - and others

Jan. 19, 2023 15:45 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Thursday opened the doors to a Holocaust Memorial that honors not only Jewish victims, but also lesser-known groups likewise persecuted by the Nazi regime. Curators hope that the memorial, perched atop one of Rio’s shapely hills with a view...

Atlanta transfers Franco, loans Moreno to Brazilian clubs

Jan. 06, 2023 16:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has loaned midfielder Marcelino Moreno and transferred defender Alan Franco to clubs in Brazil's top league. United announced Friday that Moreno is being loaned to Coritiba FC of Brazil's Serie A for the 2023 season, which is set to begin in mid-April....

Brazilian players face backlash for skipping Pelé's funeral

Jan. 04, 2023 15:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer stars past and present are under fire from fans for skipping Pelé's funeral and opting to pay their respects on social media. The three-time World Cup champion was buried in his hometown Tuesday after more than 230,000 mourners passed by his...

Pelé brought renown to Santos, Brazilian port city and team

Jan. 01, 2023 09:33 AM EST

SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — Pelé. Santos, Brazil. Over decades, adoring fans around the world mailed thousands of letters, postcards and packages to the sports legend without his address or full name. Almost without fail, they reached the office of Edson Arantes do...

Movies, music and TV helped Pelé to even more stardom

Dec. 29, 2022 19:22 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Whether or not Pelé scored almost 1,300 goals in his professional soccer career, all of his biographers agree that the three-time World Cup champion wrote more than 100 songs and sold more than 100,000 copies of one of his albums. He was also in the movies,...

Pele's funeral and burial to take place in hometown Santos

Dec. 29, 2022 17:46 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The stadium where Brazilian soccer great Pelé played some of the best matches of his career will also hold his funeral on Monday and Tuesday. Santos, the club where Pelé played in Brazil, said in a statement the public will be able to pay their final respects at...

Pelé, who died at 82, was a sports star and cultural icon

Dec. 29, 2022 16:47 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé will be famous for 15 centuries. The Brazilian soccer star said Andy Warhol told him that. It was a twist on something else the American artist is widely credited with saying, that “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Warhol...

As 'The King,' Pelé enchanted fans and dazzled opponents

Dec. 29, 2022 16:32 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé was simply “The King.” He embraced “the beautiful game” of soccer in his 1958 World Cup debut for Brazil and never really let go. He won a record three World Cups and was widely regarded as one of his sport's greatest players. His majestic and...

Pelé nears 1 month in hospital with no sign of improvement

Dec. 28, 2022 13:46 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — One of Pelé's daughters said Wednesday she and her family are enduring moments of sadness and despair as the 82-year-old Brazilian soccer great's hospitalization nears one month. The three-time World Cup winner's cancer has advanced and doctors at Albert Einstein...